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William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning play "Biloxi Blues". He is best remembered for his roles in Die Hard 2 (1990), ... See full bio »
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 2014 Madam Secretary (TV Series) (pre-production)
George
- Pilot (2014) ... George
 2014 The Flash (TV Series) (filming)
Simon Stagg
 2014 From Dusk Till Dawn (TV Series)
Big Jim
- The Take (2014) ... Big Jim
- Boxman (2014) ... Big Jim
 2010-2014 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Jack McGarrett / John McGarrett
- Hookman (2013) ... John McGarrett
- Pu'olo (2012) ... Jack McGarrett
- Ha'i'ole (2011) ... Jack McGarrett
- Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio (2011) ... Jack McGarrett (voice, uncredited)
 2013 Homeland (TV Series)
Michael Higgins
- Good Night (2013) ... Michael Higgins
- A Red Wheelbarrow (2013) ... Michael Higgins
- The Yoga Play (2013) ... Michael Higgins
 2013 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Sam
- Anslo Garrick (2013) ... Sam (uncredited)
- General Ludd (2013) ... Sam
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Ian Gale
- Blood Is Thicker (2013) ... Ian Gale
 2013 Onion News Empire (TV Movie)
Ed Musgrove
 2013 666 Park Avenue (TV Series)
Nate McKenny
- Lazarus (2013) ... Nate McKenny
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie)
 2008-2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Dr. Sumner / Doctor Sumner
- Alone in the World (2011) ... Dr. Sumner (as Bill Sadler)
 2011 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Anton's Father
- Pilot (2011) ... Anton's Father
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Brett Gelles
- Where There's a Will (2011) ... Brett Gelles
 2011 Chase (TV Series)
William Frost
- Annie (2011) ... William Frost
 2009-2010 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Michael Zelasko / Michael
- Every Breath You Take (2010) ... Michael Zelasko
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Ray Finnegan
- Reckoner (2009) ... Ray Finnegan
 2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (TV Movie)
Gino Fish
 2008 Medium (TV Series)
John Edgemont
- Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (2008) ... John Edgemont
 2007 Traveler (TV Series)
Carlton Fog
- The Exchange (2007) ... Carlton Fog
- The Trader (2007) ... Carlton Fog
- The Tells (2007) ... Carlton Fog
- The Out (2007) ... Carlton Fog (uncredited)
- New Haven (2007) ... Carlton Fog
 2007 The Black Donnellys (TV Series)
Munst
- All of Us Are in the Gutter (2007) ... Munst
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
J. Everett Tuttle
- Democracy (2007) ... J. Everett Tuttle
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Neil Herman
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Red Cooper
- Killer (2006) ... Red Cooper
 2005 Law & Order (TV Series)
Kevin Drucker
- Life Line (2005) ... Kevin Drucker
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Paul Rice
- Blue Wall (2005) ... Paul Rice
 2005 Tru Calling (TV Series)
Travis
- Enough (2005) ... Travis
 2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Scotty Murray
- Forever Blue (2005) ... Scotty Murray
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
Saul Wainright
- Retrial (2004) ... Saul Wainright
 2004 Wonderfalls (TV Series)
Darrin Tyler
- Caged Bird (2004) ... Darrin Tyler
- Totem Mole (2004) ... Darrin Tyler (credit only)
- Safety Canary (2004) ... Darrin Tyler (credit only)
- Lovesick Ass (2004) ... Darrin Tyler (credit only)
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Kyle Devlin
- Graansha (2003) ... Kyle Devlin
 2003 Ed (TV Series)
Lee Leetch
- The Case (2003) ... Lee Leetch
 1999-2002 Roswell (TV Series)
Sheriff Jim Valenti / Colonel James Cassidy
- Crash (2002) ... Sheriff Jim Valenti (credit only)
 1999 Witness Protection (TV Movie)
Sharp
 1998-1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Sloan
- Extreme Measures (1999) ... Sloan
- Inquisition (1998) ... Sloan
 1995 The Omen (TV Movie)
Dr. Linus
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Frank Hellner
- Valerie 23 (1995) ... Frank Hellner
 1989-1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
The Grim Reaper / Niles Talbot
- The Man Who Was Death (1989) ... Niles Talbot (as Bill Sadler)
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie)
Sarge
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Sarge Leather
- Roadracers (1994) ... Sarge Leather
 1994 Bermuda Grace (TV Movie)
Sam Grace
 1993 Night Driving (TV Short)
Eddy
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie)
Mr. Rush (Presenter)
 1991 Tagget (TV Movie)
Yuri Chelenkoff
 1991 The Last to Go (TV Movie)
Treat
 1990 The Face of Fear (TV Movie)
Anthony Prine
 1988-1989 Dear John (TV Series)
Ken / Ben
- Friends and Lovers (1989) ... Ken
- The Younger Girl (1988) ... Ben (as Bill Sadler)
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Franklin Finney
- By the Waters of Babylon (1989) ... Franklin Finney
 1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV Series)
Officer Rollman
- The Way Home (1989) ... Officer Rollman
 1989 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Colonel Fitzpatrick
- Off the Job Experience (1989) ... Colonel Fitzpatrick (as Bill Sadler)
 1989 Unconquered (TV Movie)
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
Lanny Hardin
- Look Homeward, Dirtbag (1989) ... Lanny Hardin (as Bill Sadler)
 1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Dwight
- Saturday (1989) ... Dwight
 1988 Cadets (TV Movie)
Colonel Tom Sturdivant (as Bill Sadler)
 1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... (as Bill Sadler)
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Ritchie Epman
- Blind Spot: Part 2 (1988) ... Ritchie Epman (as Bill Sadler)
- Blind Spot: Part 1 (1988) ... Ritchie Epman (as Bill Sadler)
 1987 Private Eye (TV Movie)
Charlie Fontana
 1987 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Major Rigby
- Dislocations (1987) ... Major Rigby
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Rick Dillon / Kevin Moore
- Shades of Darkness (1986) ... Rick Dillon / Kevin Moore (as Bill Sadler)
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
Various
 1983 After MASH (TV Series)
Joe Warner 1983
- Bladder Day Saints (1983) ... Joe Warner 1983
 1983 Newhart (TV Series)
Clumsy Guest
- Lady & the Tramps (1983) ... Clumsy Guest (as Bill Sadler)
 1982 The Neighborhood (TV Movie)
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Dr. George Bradford
- Margin for Error (1981) ... Dr. George Bradford
 1981 Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (TV Movie)
Joey
 1978 The Great Wallendas (TV Movie)
Dieter Schmidt
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays in "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" play by Bertolt Brecht (Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bill Sadler

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on The Shawshank Redemption (1994)]: Nobody knows what a shawshank is, and redemption sounds religious, so who's going to go see that?

Trivia:

Father of Sadler Colley Bakst. See more »

Trademark:

Cold light blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Aries

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